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Edward Dean COOKE

(1849-1897)

COOKE, Edward Dean, a Representative from Illinois; born in Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa, October 17, 1849; attended the common schools, the local academy, and the high school at Dubuque; studied law at Dubuque and in the law department of Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D.C., and was graduated from that institution in 1873; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; member of the State house of representatives in 1883; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 24, 1897; interment in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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